He Popped My Public-Speaking Cherry 🙂
I hope the college kids from the class are reading this!
I asked Mr. Julie McCoy if there were restrictions to what I can talk about.
I’m not sure if he actually reads my blog.
He said no cussing and no talking about sex.
Clearly, he reads my blog.
I thought, “OK, I can do this. I’ve been boring once. I can remember how that went.”
I saw this as a huge opportunity. I wasn’t getting paid, nor would I get new clients from the experience…YET…
But as I embark on all these career changes, “public speaking” is top of the list….
And like sex, the first time just isn’t going to be great.
I know “50 Shades of Grey” tells a different story, but I don’t think the author has actually had sex, or she would have gotten that detail correct…just saying…
So I was getting the first time out of the way with a friend (just like I did way back when with my real virginity) – or in my case today, friends – and also in my case, two man friends.
My life rocks!
I talked about the Vanilla Version of the content of this blog – My Passion and my mission to release everyone from the zombie apocalypse (status quo).
The improv Q&A at the end was more engaging and fun than the “speech” part, although I wrote a damn fine speech! I think I’ll start with that next time, add some dancing, and maybe have all of us sit on the floor.
I had started to put together a Power Point Presentation, but I’ve never actually done that – EEEK – confession of a tech nerd.
So I put the presentation down and I started my speech just like I write anything else, thinking I could add the presentation in later…I still can…
The speech was today, and I was still editing it today – so I decided to use good old fashioned white board with dry erase markers and hearts around my name.
I did put together a soundtrack too – which kicks ass – Here it is >> GCU Ignite Your Imagination Playlist.
I’m sure I would have made more of an impact had I been dressed up like Mystique…
But it was fun anyway. Like I said, the fact that I got the first one out of the way is HUGE.
I’m no longer a public speaking virgin. Now I can really cut loose and explore the risque side of that realm, jazz it up, be a little less “vanilla” — Maybe get the handcuffs out.
I got this great purple T-shirt though! Woot!!
I’m now an honorary member of the Jerry Colangelo School of Business at Grand Canyon University.
Hey Students – If you’re visiting me here, be sure to reach out.
Like I said – I met Oprah: